Holiday Gift Guide - Visit Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Holiday Gift Guide

Get ready for the winter holidays by shopping for locally made gifts to give your loved ones.

The holidays are right around the corner, which means one thing – it’s gift shopping time. This holiday season, you can score great gifts and support local businesses at the same time. Finding the perfect present for your friends and family members can be daunting, so we’re making it a bit easier with our Colorado Springs Holiday Gift Guide. 

Have a specific type of gift in mind? Click on a category below to jump right to the corresponding section.

 Adventure & Attractions

1. Angler’s Covey Flying Fishing Classes

Anglers Covey

Give the gift of fly fishing. Angler’s Covey has a wide array of classes from beginner to expert offered year-round. Classes and trips can be 100% customized. All gear is included in trips, and the Orvis endorsed professional guides will take care of everything. The Angler’s Covey fly fishing shop features a 6,000 square foot retail space with all the fly-fishing industry’s leading brands.

Cost: Depends on class or trip; 3 classes and a private lesson are $120 per person and trips start at $165 per person

Where to Purchase: Book online or call 719.471.2984

2. Arkansas River Tours Gift Certificate

 

 

Arkansas River Tours

Give the gift of adventure and save! All gift certificates for whitewater rafting at Arkansas River Tours are 25% off until December 24, 2020. The gift certificates have no expiration and can be applied to any whitewater rafting trip. This offer is only valid for the first 25 customers, so don’t wait.

Cost: Buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Online

3. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Membership or VIP Tour

rhino

This gift keeps giving 365 days a year with free daytime admission. Membership also includes other perks throughout the year, like discounts on zoo day camps and free admission to the holiday lights extravaganza, Electric Safari.

Cost: Starts at $119.50 annual

Where to Purchase: Online or call 719.424.7830

A world-class VIP tour of the Zoo will give your loved ones memories for a lifetime as they go behind the scenes and meet amazing animals.

Cost: Starts at $1,000 for up to 4 people with $50 off for members

Where to Purchase: Email tclark@cmzoo.org or call 719.424.7864

 4. Flying W Ranch Christmas at the Ranch Tickets

christmas at the ranch

Join the world-famous Flying W Wranglers at Flying W Ranch this Christmas Season – fun for the whole family! Shows run December 4-20, 2020. Tickets include admission, BBQ dinner and a show.

Cost: $30 for children 12 and under, $60 for adults

Where to Purchase: Online

 

5. Great Outdoor Adventures Off-Roading Gift Card

Great Outdoors Adventures

Gift your loved ones with an off-roading experience at Great Outdoors Adventures. GOA offers exceptional and safe off-road and on-road opportunities year-round.

Cost: Buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Online

6. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Tickets

lift

Stuff those stockings with some adventure tickets! Give general admission tickets or add the Skycoaster, Zipline, or Via Ferrata for an extra thrill.

Cost: General Admission starts at $18/child and $23/adult

Where to Purchase: Online

 

 

Arts & Culture

7. Blue Mountain Engraving Custom Gifts
Blue Mountain Engraving

Blue Mountain Engraving offers custom gifts for all ages. From custom metal signs to engraved magnetic knife boards, custom YETI tumblers, wooden boxes, stemware and leather gifts – there is no end to what can be created!

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online or call 719.465.1761

8. Downtown Holiday Adventure Packages

 

adventure package

Starting November 6, peruse a carefully curated collection of locally sourced, creative experiences packaged for holiday giving. Each Downtown Holiday Adventure comes with an attractive certificate entitling the bearer to an exclusive insider experience featuring local art, fashion, crafts, food or drink – and sometimes all the above!

Cost: Varies based on adventure package

Where to Purchase: View options and purchase online

 

9. Michael Garman Museum & Gallery Sculpture

Michael Garman Sculpture

Purchase the Museum’s new 7-inch tall firefighter sculpture called “Two In Two Out.”

Cost: $89.99 in the Bronzetone finish

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 2418 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

10. Old Colorado City Historical Society & History Center Books

history center books

Books always make good stocking stuffers and gifts! Recommendations from the Old Colorado City Historical Society include In and Around Old Colorado City: A Walking Tour by Cathleen Norman, a guide to the lovely Victorian houses of the Westside Historical District. Also, Colorado City History Through the Eyes of the Iris, a newly released book from early newspaper accounts. Railroad fans would enjoy Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region.

Cost: Varies based on book

Where to Purchase: Call 719.636.1225 or Visit 1 South 24th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

11. Painting with a Twist Kits or Classes

 

Painting with a Twist

Art + wine = the perfect gift. Give the gift of unwinding and painting at home or in-person at classes or parties.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online for artwork kits and to book an event

12. Peak Radar Gallery Guide

 

Peak Radar

Give the gift of local art! The Pikes Peak region is home to dozens of galleries where you can appreciate and purchase the work of local artists while supporting small businesses. Whether in person or from your couch, explore them all with the Peak Radar Gallery Guide.

Cost: Varies based on artwork

Where to Purchase: Browse online then purchase directly through the gallery

13. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Shop or Groupon Deal

museum

Shop for great holiday gifts at the USOPM online shop or take advantage of the Groupon deal, which includes two single-day admissions, two pizzas and two beverages from the Flame Café.

Cost: Online shop varies by item; Groupon is $59

Where to Purchase: Online or via Groupon

14. Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Membership or Gift Card

 

Lowell Thomas Museum

Purchase a Museum membership and help support the Museum’s operations and building renovation plans. Benefits include free admission and gift shop discounts. Grab a gift card, which is good for admission and gift shop purchases like puzzles, books, accessories and jewelry.

Cost: Membership starts at $20; gift cards and gift shop items vary

Where to Purchase: Call 719.689.5509, email info@victormuseum.com or visit 298 Victor Ave, Victor, Colorado 80860

 

15. Western Museum of Mining & Industry Membership or Accessories

Western Museum Mining

Give the gift of membership to the Museum and help preserve Colorado history and our wide-open spaces. Check out accessories and gifts like gold panning supplies, smartphone microscopes, educational toys, handmade pieces from the blacksmith shop, gems, stones and unique Colorado mining treasures.

Cost: Varies based on item; memberships start at $40 for individuals

Where to Purchase: Call 719.488.0880 or visit 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Food & Beverage

16. 1350 Distilling Custom Holiday Gift Boxes, Cocktail Kits, or Gift Card

1350 Distilling Bottles

Cross your hard-to-buy-for family members off your list with locally sourced, American-made craft spirits. Treat yourself with a refreshing craft cocktail while you’re at it. If you visit, you are welcome to bring a Toys for Tots donation to receive a free taster shot.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Call 719.358.6614 or visit 520 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

17. The Bench Gift Card

 

pub

Give the gift of delicious food and drink at The Bench!

Cost: Buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Call 719.375.0930 or visit 424 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

 18. Bristol Brewing Merchandise or Gift Card

 

Bristol Brewing Beer Can

Gift your loved ones with craft brews or merchandise like baseball t-shirts and tin signs.

Cost: Varies based on item; buyer’s choice for gift cards

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

19. Cacao Chemistry Chocolate Gift Boxes

chocolates

Select from a variety of chocolate gift boxes.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 109 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

20. Colorado Mountain Brewery Gift Card or Merchandise

beer

Purchase some Colorado Mountain Brewery swag or gift cards for your loved ones.

Cost: Varies based on item or increments of $25 for gift cards

Where to Purchase: Online or visit either location - 1110 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 or 600 S 21st St, Suite 180, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

21. Distillery 291

bar

 Choose a gift hardmade the Colorado Way ®️ – 291 Colorado Whiskey created a collection of holiday gifts for the whiskey lover in your life! Pick up cocktail and tasting flights or punch & hot cider cocktail kits to enhance your small, holiday gathering.

Cost: Package prices run $25-1,000 for 291 whiskey barrel firewood, etched whiskey glasses, 291 Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, private whiskey tastings, custom flask & bottle sets, barrels & the liquid gold - 8 bottle 291 Whiskey set
Where to purchase: Online for contactless, curbside pickup or stop in at 1647 South Tejon St.

22. Edelweiss Restaurant Holiday Stollen

Food Tray

Give the gift of this sweet, holiday German bread from Edelweiss. This recipe uses Marzipan and cream cheese and is available at the restaurant from now through the beginning of January.

Cost: $16.50

Where to Purchase: Call 719.633.2220 or visit 34 E Ramona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 

23. The Olive Tap Gourmet Gifts

wine

Have friends or family members who love to cook? Gourmet gifts from the OIive Tap are the perfect choice!

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 906 Manitou Ave, Suite 103, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

 

24. Outback Steakhouse Bonus Gift Card

 

outback

Get a $10 bonus gift card for every $50 gift card purchased through 12/31.

Cost: Buyer's choice

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 2825 Geyser Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

25. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Caramel Apples

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Caramel Apples

Nothing says the holiday season like delicious caramel apples. Choose from an array of fan favorites like Apple Pie ($7.99), Plain Caramel ($5.75), Pecan Bar ($8.99) and Peanut Caramel ($6.99).

Cost: Starts at $5.75

Where to Purchase: Browse online and purchase in-store at either location - 1605 Briargate Pkwy, Suite 111, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 or 2431 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

26. Rocky Mountain Food Tours Cozy Gift Co. Holiday Gift Boxes

gift box

Browse a catalog of goodies that will help you keep the spirit of the holidays alive. Gift boxes include items sourced from Castle Rock, Denver, Pueblo, Boulder, Colorado Springs and beyond.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Browse the catalog then email orders to orders@cozygiftco.com

27. Sasquatch Cookies of Gift Certificate

 

cookies

Let’s be real – everyone wants cookies for the holidays.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Call 719.632.5196 or visit 1020 E Jefferson St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

 

 28. The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Signature Wines or Gift Sets

Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has 15 award-winning wines to select from ranging in price from $17-50 per bottle You may also choose to have the wine in an elegant two-bottle gift box, which is $20 or a three-bottle gift box, which is $25. The boxes are branded with the logo of The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey" and sold separately from the wine.

Cost: $20 for a two-bottle box; $25 for a three-bottle box

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 3011 E Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212

Lodging & Wellness

29. The Cliff House Gift Card or Spirit of Giving Package

cliff house

Purchase a gift card to be used for a stay at the AAA Four Diamond Cliff House or to dine at the AAA Four Diamond Cliff House Dining Room. Or, purchase the Spirit of Giving package*, which earns you a $25 gift card for every $200 spent. (*Gift certificates are issued upon check-out based on the total spent before fees, service charges, parking and taxes. Gift certificates can be redeemed for future stays or dining at the Cliff House Cannot be combined with any other discounts or group rates.)

Cost: Varies based on buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Call 719.785.1000, visit 306 Cañon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 or book the package online

30. Franciscan Retreat Center Gift Certificate

retreat center

Buy your loved ones a stay for a retreat or quiet getaway. Enjoy the gorgeous, peaceful setting of the Mount St. Francis campus.

Cost: Varies based on buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Call 719.955.7025 or visit 7740 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

31. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club Memberships & Wellness Packages

 

Garden of the Gods Resort

Give the gift of rest and relaxation with Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, including the gift of life with an Immunity Wellness Concierge Medical Membership at STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa (starting at $2,500 annually), the gift of club membership to Garden of the Gods Resort and Club with golf, tennis, dining and more (starting at $3,000 annually), the gift of serenity with a relaxing massage or mani/pedi gift card to STRATA Body, Spa and Salon (services start at $45) or the gift of a “home for the holiday ultimate staycation” (starting at $199 per night).

Cost: Varies based on selection; buyer’s choice for gift cards

Where to Purchase: Email info@gardenofthegodsresort.com or call 719.632.5541; browse online

32. Great Wolf Lodge Gift Package

 

child

Purchase a Great Wolf Lodge gift package that comes with a $200 gift card, two Great Wolf beach towels, two sets of Great Wolf goggles, a Great Wolf storybook and a Great Wolf ornament. Available now through December 19, 2020.

Cost: $250 (value of $300)

Where to Purchase: Email cospringssales@greatwolf.com or call 719.284.5100

33. Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast

 

lodge

Purchase a night or two for a future stay in one of the inn’s six luxury suites in this boutique-style B&B where breakfast is always included.

Cost: Varies based on buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Online or call 719.471.3980

34. Kinship Landing Stay, Outdoor Package or Candles

 

hotel room

Starting December 3, give the gift of a vacation or staycation at Colorado Springs’ only downtown locally-owned boutique hotel. Holiday and “family in town” specials available. For adventurers, book a two-day, one-night backcountry snow experience on skis, board or snowshoes. Pick up one of Kinship’s custom scented candles as a gift for yourself or others and get a free drink at Homa Café and Bar.

Cost: Varies based on buyer's choice

Where to Purchase: Online, call 719.203.9309 or visit 415 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

35. SCP Hotel Stay or Membership

 

hotel room

Give the gift of a stay at SCP, including 10% off the regular rate and a $10 daily credit at Provisions Market if you book direct. Or, purchase an SCP membership which includes access to SCP facilities and workspaces, Soul Sessions and Mindful Mornings meetings, complimentary beverages, 10% off items in the Provisions Market, discounts on SCP Hotel accommodations, and more.

Cost: Varies; Membership is $100 for one month

Where to Purchase: Online or call 719.430.5400

 

Retail & Online

36. Almagre Gift Card, Merchandise, or Cocktail in a Jar

almagre

Shop Almagre’s variety of merchandise or purchase a gift card so your friends and family can choose what they want.

Cost: Varies based on item; buyer’s choice for gift cards

Where to Purchase: Online or visit 2460 Montebello Square Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

37. The Broadmoor, The Great Republic Store

Book Set

Shop a variety of items at The Great Republic, featuring original Americana antiques and unique American-made products. Featured items include Buy American Cufflinks ($70), U.S. Marine Corps Leather Journal ($145), 1895 Map of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad System with Travel Booklet ($2,950) and Christmas Books by Charles Dickens – First Illustrated Edition ($8,950)

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online or at 1 Lake Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

38. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Online Gift Shop

cheyenne zoo gift shop

Shop your favorite animal plush, CMZoo logo apparel, gifts for animal lovers and more at the online gift shop.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online

 

39. Downtown Gift Card

Downtown Gift Card

The Downtown Gift Card is accepted at more than 100 Downtown shops, restaurants, salons, venues and more.

Cost: Buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Online

40. Downtown Partnership Shops

 

Shop Downtown

Head downtown and shop various stores and boutiques. Featured items include hot toddy flavor variety boxes from Pikes Peak Lemonade ($40) and quaint winter and holiday items from Terra Verde (varies based on the item)​.

​Cost: Varies based on shop and item

Where to Purchase: Shop downtown

 

41. Frayla Boutique Gift Certificate

boutique

Get the fashionista in your life a gift certificate that will help them feel happy, empowered, and beautiful inside and out.

Cost: Buyer’s choice

Where to Purchase: Browse online and visit 18 E Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

42. Morse & Mantra Jewelry

Handmade Jewelry

Purchase local, hand-crafted jewelry from Morse & Mantra.

Cost: Varies based on the item

Where to Purchase: Find the jewelry online or at Urbane Collective and at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

 43. Olympic City USA Online Shop

 

olympic museum

Commemorate your visit to Colorado Springs or stock up on your Olympic City USA swag at the online store.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online

 

 44. Pikes Peak Internation Hill Climb Online Store

hill climb

Get some PPIHC swag for your loved ones from shirts to hats and stickers.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online

 45. Pikes Peak Summit Gift Shop

 

Yeti Plush

Purchase gifts like hats, shirts, bigfoot plushes and more at the top of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Visit the top of Pikes Peak by heading up Pikes Peak Highway at 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80909

46. The Promenade Shops at Briargate Accessories & Gifts

Shops at Briargate

Browse the various Promenade Shops at Briargate for your holiday shopping. Featured items include Mickey Mouse theme cooking accessories at Williams Sonoma (ranging from $16.99-80), SMEG 50s Retro appliances at Williams Sonoma (ranging from $150-500), the Sequin Silver Glitter Bomb Duster from Evereve ($129) and the Twinkle Double Link Necklace from Brighton ($248).

Cost: Varies based on store and item

Where to Purchase: Visit the Promenade Shops at 1885 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

47. Rocky Mountain Vibes Online Store

 

Vibes Hoodie

Get your Rocky Mountain Vibes swag, like the featured Get Toasty Hoodie ($55), Logo Beanie ($18) and Columbia Soft Shell Jacket ($95).

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Online

 

48. Ute Pass Historical Society Gift Shop

books

Choose from many historical books, cookbooks, jewelry, photo reprints and art.

Cost: Varies based on item

Where to Purchase: Visit 231 E Henrietta Ave, Woodland Park, CO 80863 or call 719.686.7512

Unique & Fun

49. Altitude Ninja Gym Ninja Classes or Gift Certificate

gym

Have a budding athlete or American Ninja Warrior enthusiast on your gift list? Set them up with a ninja class or gift card to try one out! Classes for all ages and abilities.

Cost: Starts at 10 1-hour Gym Punch Pass ($119 – 20% off) and varies based on package; buyer’s choice for gift certificates

Where to Purchase: Call 719.964.1798 or visit 750 Garden of the Gods Rd, Suite 125, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

50. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Adopt-An-Animal

giraffes

Give a hippo, penguin, giraffe or mountain lion! The Zoo’s Adopt-an-Animal program directly supports all the animals. Sorry – you can’t take them home with you!

Cost: Starts at $35

Where to Purchase: Online

 51. Colorado Springs Airport Flight

 

cos airport

Does someone in your life deserve a much-needed vacation? Give the gift of ease and travel convenience with Colorado Springs Airport. With 7 direct destinations, you have options whether you’re headed to the beach or the slopes! Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado’s small airport with big options.

Cost: Varies based on flight

Where to Purchase: Online: American | Delta | Frontier | Southwest | United

 

52. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt or Adventure Book

Adventure Book

Let's Roam is a leader in adventure and exploration committed to helping curious explorers discover new things and connect with others. Book your friends and family an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt adventure or purchase an Adventures from Scratch scratch-off book for them to explore on their own time for family nights or date nights.

Cost: $12.99 per player for scavenger hunt or $39.99 for the book

Where to Purchase: Online

53. Space Foundation Discovery Center Freeze-Dried Astronaut Ice Cream

 

Freeze-dried Ice cream

The number one seller at the museum store, this freeze-dried ice cream makes the perfect stocking stuffer! The Space Foundation Discovery Center Store offers flavors in Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich and Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich.

Cost: $4.99

Where to Purchase: Online or at 4425 Arrowswest Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

54. Trail & Open Space Coalition Membership

 Open Space Coalition Membership

For those on your holiday list who don’t need more “stuff,” give the gift of making a difference in your community! A membership with the Trails and Open Space Coalition empowers people to be the “eyes, ears and voice” on trails, parks, and open spaces. Benefits include member-only hikes and bike rides, annual member celebration and the inside scoop on trail, park and open space news – plus, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting those public spaces you love.

Cost: Starts at $30

Where to Purchase: Online